NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Braun sat alone on a balcony in his Malibu home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, uneasy about his chances of winning the NL Most Valuable Player award.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Kyle Orton has gone from Jay Cutler's replacement to Tim Tebow's backup to the unemployment line.
SAN DIEGO - Philip Rivers can't recall losing five straight games in any competitive sport, unless dominoes count.
LARNED - The 2011 Salvation Army Fund Drive in Pawnee County begins next week with red buckets appearing in various local businesses.
Monday, Nov. 21
A Resolution authorizing Pawnee County Kansas to enter into a lease with the Pawnee County Kansas Public Building Commission; authorizing Pawnee County Kansas to enter into a sublease with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Inc.; and authorizing the execution there of and certain related documents in connection with the issuance by the Pawnee County, Kansas Public Building Commission of its hospital revenue bonds series 2011 (Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Project).
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital announced that Rebecca Mauler, radiologic technologist, recently earned national credentials in ultrasound. Mauler earned credentials from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Radiology in 2009.
ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood High School parents we will be having an After Prom meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ellinwood Library conference room. Plans are under way for the 2012 After Prom party. Jointhem on Tuesday to help plan a safe and successful After Prom party. If you are unable to attend please contact Jamie Rowan, Julie Blakeslee or the high school at 564-3136.
HOISINGTON Hoisington High School volleyball coach Tina Johnson was placed on administrative leave on Friday, Nov. 18, according to Superintendent Bill Lowry. He had no other comment.
GARFIELD - Linda Gayle Converse, 69, passed away November 22, 2011 at her home.
BURDETT - Harold "Prince Hal" Patterson, 79, a former professional football player and dirt construction worker, passed away Nov. 21, 2011 in Kinsley.
OTHELLO, Wash. - Irene E. Harper, 88, died Nov. 20, 2011 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash.
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The terrorist massacre in Paris was a fundamental assault on freedom of expression. Everyone who thinks freely, writes freely, draws freely, and snarks freely knows what it was about.
A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers.
On Dec. 6, Relay for Life of Barton County's Team Hope held a Winter Wonderland Pageant at the Elk's Lodge in Great Bend. There were 25 girls and 1 boy competing from the Central Kansas Glamour Kids.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.
The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."
Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.
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